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'Columbus'1 this word has a place in everyone's heart. Would you not
believe that the gallant senior class of 1941 has played just as important
part in the making of its school history as did Columbus in the founding of
America? If you do not believe my words, then gather around and I will point
out some of the frontiers this class has conquered. n
In the autu n of 1937 an intelligent and enthusiastic group of sixty
boys and girls started their first year working for a higher goal in life.
The class chose Elsie Hulan as their president, and Miss Corinne Smith as their
sponsor. This was a prosperous year. The class organized a very encouraging
girls' basketball team. Through the cooperation of its members, the class
won second place in Stunt Night.
At the beginning of the fall term of 1938, the class again chose Miss
Corinne Smith as their sponsor and Betty Ann Baird as the president. Many of
the members gained places on the nnin basketball squad. The girls' team went
to the semi-finals of T.S.S.A.A. basketball tournament of the Eighth District
in which Sara Sexton, a member of this class, held main position as guard.
The girls of this class won the class tournament. Soon this year had rolled
y By 1939 the class could proudly call themselves Juniors. They chose
Margaret Phillips as their president and Earl Horner as vice-president. Miss
Smith and Mr. Torrance were placed as sponsors of this class and with their
worthy assistance the class presented uThe Dixie Minstre1s'. The money secured
was used to entertain the Seniors by taking them to Cedar Forest National Park
near Lebanon, Tennessee in May.
Many of the members of this class held main positions on the basketball
and football teams. During this year the class won first place in a health
program in which all classes participated. A iollar was awarded by Dr. Lentz
in recognition of this stunt. With the passing of examinations, the activities
of the class for the year were ended.
Finally September 6, 1940, rolled around. The class had proudly won the
title of 'Seniors'. There was never a class that was more proud to boast of
that title. The class roll had now dropped to forty members. They chose Sybil
Beckham, as president, Juanita Sullivan, as vice-president, George Steele, as
secretary and 'Dad' Smith, as treasurer. Miss Smith and Mr. Terrence were
chosen as sponsors. At a later meeting the class decided to publish the fourth
edition of the nBellevue Owln. The following were selected to fill important
positions on the annual staff. Fred Rauschenberger, editor-in-chief, Betty Baird,
assistant editor, J. B. Swafford, business manager, Albert Mitchell, assistant
This year the girls' basketball team, seven members of which belonged to
this class, was the runner-up in the T.S.S.A.A. tournament. Again our group
captured the girls trophy in the class tournament.
In May, 1941, the class presented the senior play. It proved a great success
The proceeds were left as a gift to the school.
The class has now reached the day of departure. They are now leaving the
old familiar haunts of their high school days and are setting sail on a new sea
of life. If the class by its efforts has added to the glory of Bellevue High
School, it can only toss the torch to those who followg and hope that they may
continue what this class has begun.
In the future may this history bring pleasant memories to the Class of 1941
Eileen Crick, Historian.
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Junior llinotrelg latin
Club, Sottballg 011
Club: Home Economies
Senior Clan Tourmmentg
J. B. SWAFFORD
Annual Staff, Junior
Minstrel, Football, '58,
These did not have pictures made:
J. C. Carlton
Annual Staff, Secretary
Senior Classg Chorusg
Night, Junior llinstrelg
Future Famerg Track
Annual Staffg Softball,
Latin Club, Stunt Night
Home Economics Club,
Junior Minstrel, Chorus
'40, Band lajoretteg
HUGH DAVID WALTON
Future Fifllllflf Junior
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It has been fifteen years since our graduation from dear old
Bellevue High. During this period of time many changes have taken
place. Since I an a Red Cross Nurse and travel a great deal, I an
lucky to run across my old schoolmates.
I was sent across the waters to help in the war zone. On my
train trip to New York, I looked up in the front of the car and there
sat the former Rena Parker and 'Dad' Smith with two little redheaded
boys. They were vacationing in New York. They told me that Gordon
Allen and George Steele had joined the army. When the conductor came
to get the tickets, I thought he looked familiar and just then he
recognized Dad . It was Earl Horner. We talked about our good times
at Bellevue. When we reached New York, we parted.
I sailed for London that evening. Just as I walked aboard some-
one called my name, I turned around and there stood 'Dot' Maynard
and Link O'Br1en, newly-weds on their honeymoon. Dot told me that
Hazel was also a nurse and that maybe I would see her in London. I
went down for dinner and the girl that waited on me was none other
than Eileen Crick. She and Mildred Covington were both working on
that boat. About that time a girl began to sing. I looked up and
imagine my surprise on seeing Margaret Phillips! She hadn't been
working there very long but she had made a hit with everyone. The
next day as I was swimming in the pool on the boat, a little girl
walked up and wanted me to play with her. I consented and after we
had finished, she wanted me to go to meet her mother and father. ,
When we reached their stateroom, there sat Juanita Sullivan and Billy
Sadler. I was delighted to see them. 'Pee Wee' told me that she had
seen Sara Sexton about a week before and that she was married and so
very, very happy.
After several days of traveling, we reached London. It was a
dreadful sight. That night we were attacked by the Germans. Every-
one at my boarding place headed for an underground shelter. Several
women were hurt. A Red Cross ambulance came to get them. The driver
was nToarn Ashburn. I rode to the hospital with him. When we ar-
rived at the hospital, I saw Hazel Reasonover, who had been over there
for about two months. We talked for a long time. She told me that
Ernest Redd had gone to South America as an explorer, and that Sybil
Beckham and Fred Rauchenberger were going to be married the next
month. Hazel and I decided that we would room together.
A reporter came to us to get s me information on the air raid.
He was Robert Martin. I read in a newspaper that he left, that an
American girl was engaged to an Englishman. The girl was Glenna
Garner. While sightseeing I met Billie Meek, who had come abroad to
study music. She surprised me by saying that Louise Maynard and
Charline Stephens were nurses over in another hospital.
While I was on duty the next day several boys, who were injured
slightly, were brought in the hospital. Two of them were my old
schoolmates, Hugh David Walton and Milton Austin. I learned fr m
them that J. B. Swafford was married and had three beautiful little
girls and that Elton Boone was a volunteer pilot. Reading my home
newspaper, I saw that Betty Baird had become a famous editor and that
Charley Knott, now president of an airplane factory, was engaged to
his secretary, Jewel Carney.
About six months later Hazel and I decided to go home by plane
for two weeks vacation. On the Clipper, we found that the stewardess
was Christine Owen. She said that Marlene Mingle was also a steward-
ess for the Eastern Airlines. We stopped in Chicago for an hour and
walked through the lobby of the Gold Coast Hotel. There sat Mildred
Rilling and her husband. She informed me that Cora Sue Grimes was
married and living in New York. When we arrived home, we met Joyce
Redden on the street. She and Jean Johnson were teaching school and
Jean was teaching history to Mr. Torrence's little girl. In a
business paper from Nashville, I read that Elizabeth Allen and
Elizabeth Prince were stenographers.
Our two weeks stay passed rapidly and we headed back for London
to resume our work. The war was soon over and Hazel and I came home
with our husbands, wounded soldiers, wh m we had nursed back to health.
Strange how war changes things!
JUANITA RAY, Class Prophet
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